Fairborn 18-year-old sentenced in February deadly head-on crash

An 18-year-old driver was sentenced Thursday to just under 10 months in jail for a February crash that killed a Fairborn woman.

Joshua Michael Smith of Fairborn pleaded no contest to vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor, in Fairborn Municipal Court. As part of his plea, a vehicular manslaughter charge was dismissed. Smith was sentenced to 180 days in jail with up to five years of supervised community control, and his driver’s license was suspended for five years.

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Lucreitica L. “Chris” Day, 55, of Fairborn was killed in the Feb. 23 crash on Kauffman Avenue.

Smith was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Beretta north on Kauffman Avenue around 9:30 p.m. when he went left of center and crashed head-on into a 2014 Chevrolet Spark heading the other direction.

Day, who was a passenger in the Spark, was pronounced dead at the scene, Fairborn police said.

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Three more people were injured, including a passenger from the Beretta and the driver and another passenger of the Spark. They were taken to area hospitals.

Smith suffered minor injuries. He was suspected of having marijuana in his system, the crash report said.

Due to jail time already served in the case, at the time of his Thursday sentencing Smith was remanded to the Greene County Jail for 119 days, court records show.

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